The University of Toronto’s engagement with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) continues to deepen and grow. The common thread connecting faculty-to-faculty relationships is a mutual interest in urban issues.
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Collaborative activities between U of T and IITB have included:
- Roundtables on healthy, sustainable and smart cities bringing together academics from a variety of disciplines involved in urban studies, from public health and engineering to business and global affairs.
- A joint summer course in energy systems, enabling undergraduate students from U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and Faculty of Arts & Science to spend three weeks studying the future of energy systems in India and Canada while living on IITB’s campus. The joint course, offered through Woodsworth College’s Summer Abroad Program, was co-taught by U of T and IITB faculty.
- U of T is working with IITB as part of IC-IMPACTS, the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability, which brings together researchers, industry innovators, community leaders, government agencies, and community organizations from across India and Canada to solve key challenges involving safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water solutions, and public health.
- U of T and IITB are also academic partners and consortium members of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). This novel, public-private research centre in the field of urban informatics uses New York City as a laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, liveable, equitable, and resilient.
- In November 2016, U of T and IITB will deliver a workshop on smart cities in Mumbai.
- The Centre for International Experience offers exchange opportunities to U of T students for the fall and winter terms with IITB.